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S. 2093 (110th): Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2008

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 16, 2008 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 978

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2093

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 25, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

September 16, 2008

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in the State of Vermont for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2007.

2.

Designation for study

Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(140)

Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont

The segment from the headwaters of the rivers downstream to the confluence of that segment with the Missisquoi Bay of Lake Champlain.

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3.

Study and report

Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(19)

Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont

Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall—

(A)

complete the study of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont, described in subsection (a)(140); and

(B)

submit a report describing the results of that study to the appropriate committees of Congress.

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4.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act and the amendments made by this Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2008.

2.

Designation for study

Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(140)

Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont

The approximately 25-mile segment of the upper Missisquoi from its headwaters in Lowell to the Canadian border in North Troy, the approximately 25-mile segment from the Canadian border in East Richford to Enosburg Falls, and the approximately 20-mile segment of the Trout River from its headwaters to its confluence with the Missisquoi River.

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3.

Study and report

Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(19)

Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall—

(A)

complete the study of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont, described in subsection (a)(140); and

(B)

submit a report describing the results of that study to the appropriate committees of Congress.

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4.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.

September 16, 2008

Reported with an amendment